11/16/2015

10 Simple Steps to Creating the Perfect Christmas Tree

Perfect Christmas tree is a most beautiful feature in every home for holidays. But sometimes, even we  invested in great tree, lovely ornaments and put a lot of effort, it doesn`t come out like we wanted. The secret of well designed trees is not in a carefully selected decorations, ribbons and ornaments. No, it`s in a several simple steps which works every time. So, I decided to reveal all my tips and tricks to help you to do it easy and stress free. Hope this will help your Christmas tree to shine and be a star of holidays.
Savršena jelka je najlepši ukras svakog prazničnog doma. Ali i pored toga što smo uložili mnogo truda, kupili lepe ukrase i kvalitetnu jelku, ona na kraju ne izgleda kao ono savršenstvo kakvo smo videli na fotografijama... Tajna dizajniranih jelki nije samo u pažljivo odabranim ukrasima, girlandama i ukrasnim trakama. Iz sopstvenog iskustva tvrdim da je tajna uspešno i prelepo okićene jelke u nekoliko pravila, koja kada se primene daju odličan rezultat. Otkriću vam sve trikove koje sam do sada naučila da biste jelku okitili lako i bez stresa. Nadam se da će to pomoći da vaša jelka ove godine zablista i bude zvezda prazničnih večeri. 
Step 1.
Fluffing the branches. If you have a faux tree this step is so important! Adjusting and fluffing the branches will make your tree look more natural and full, and also much more beautiful! Another tip: wear gloves because the branches can be harsh.
Korak 1.
Raspoređivanje grana. Ako imate veštačku jelku ovaj korak je jako važan. Razdvojite i rasporedite sve grane da jelka izgleda prirodnije i bogatije. Takođe će izgledati i mnogo lepše! Još jedan savet: nosite rukavice dok ovo radite jer grane umeju da budu oštre.
Step 2.
Put the lights on. If your tree is not pre-lit, now is the time to put your lights on the tree. Best way to do it is to wrap the light strand around branches, working from the end of the branch to the tip and back. When you reach to the end of the branch, start next branch. This way you`ll avoid having visible cords. Another great tip is to stick extension cord (with a lot of sockets) inside of your tree (somewhere in the middle). It will allow you to switch and distribute your lights better and ugly extension cord will be hidden! 
Korak 2.
Stavite sijalice. Ako jelka nije bila osvetljena kada ste je kupili, sada je vreme da postavite sijalice. Najbolji način da se to uradi je da sijalice namotavate oko grana, polazeći od vrha grane i krećući se ka umutrašnjosti jelke. Kada stignete do kraja jedne grane, jednostavno pređite na sledeću. Na ovaj način ćete izbeći da vam ružni kablovi koji vise između grana bidu vidljivi. Unutar jelke (negde na polovini visine) provucite i zalepite lepljivom trakom za osnovu jelke produžni gajtan (sa što više utičnica). To će vam omogućiti da sijalice neprimetno uključite unutar jelke, da ih bolje rasporedite, a ružni produžni gajtan i svi ostali kablovi će biti sakriven od pogleda. 
Step 3.
Create a show-stopping topper. You can put your favorite topper, like angel or star, but I like a show-stopping topper and make it myself every year. Start by making arrangement of picks, sprays, flowers or any other ornament you like, then add a big bow and there you go. For the better look I always makes two bows, one on each side of my topper. This way tree will look beautiful both front and back. 
Korak 3.
Postavite vrh jelke. Za vrh možete koristiti klasičan vrh, zvezdu, anđela i sl., ali ja volim da napravim moj vrh sama svake godine. Prvo napravite lep aranžman od svetlucavih grančica, grančica sa bobicama, cvetova ili nekih ornamenata i sve završite velikom mašnom (kao one koje se kupuju za poklone). Za bolji utisak napravite dve velike mašne i spojite ih sa prednje i zadnje strane na aranžman da bi jelka lepo izgledala sa svih strana. 
Step 4.
Add wired ribbon. Wrapping cascading strands of wired ribbon (I like to use two or three ribbons together) around the tree will draw the eye from the top to the bottom of your tree. Also, you can create number of small bows and put it throughout the tree to make it more beautiful and coordinated. If you have a faux tree, use branches to fix everything in place, or use floral wire for natural tree. 
Korak 4.
Postavite ukrasne trake. Koristite trake sa ugrađenom žicom  jer su one savitljive i možete im davati željeni oblik. Nekoliko ukrasnih traka spojite i zajedno ih obmotavajte kaskadno od vrha do kraja jelke. Ja volim da koristim dva ili tri struka različitih traka zajedno, ali to je stvar izbora. Takođe možete napraviti nekoliko ukrasnih mašni od istih traka i strateški ih postaviti po drvetu da bi sve izgledalo bolje koordinirano i lepše. Ako imate veštačku jelku, koristite grančice da traku fiksirate (jednostavno obmotajte - presavijte granu oko trake i ponovo je ispravite), a ako je prirodna korisite se uskim trakama ili cvećarskom žicom. 
Step 5.
Add ornaments. My best tip for this step is to put ornaments inside of the tree first. Use cheap glitter or shiny ornaments. This step will fill all the gaps inside the tree and make it more three dimensional and interesting since your eye will travel inside and out of the tree. 
Korak 5.
Postavite ukrase. Moj najbolji savet za ovaj korak je da postavite prvo ukrase unutar jelke, birajući jeftine kugle sa gliterom ili druge koje lepo reflektiju svetlost. Na ovaj način ćete popuniti sve eventulne praznine unutar jelke, a ona će izgledati trodimenzionalnije jer će oko posmatrača putovati od unutrašnjosti jelke ka spolja i obrnuto. 
Step 6.
Arranging the ornaments. Use assortment of ornaments for one tree. Big ornaments for the bottom, medium for the middle and small for the top of the tree. Best tip for this step is to make triangles out of ornaments. After making first one, keep going up making new ones always using one angle of your previous triangle to start next one. 
Korak 6.
Aranžiranje ukrasa. Birajte velike ukrase za dno, ukrase srednje veličine za centralni deo jelke i najmanje za vrh jelke. Trik za ujednačeno raspoređivanje ukrasa je da ih postavljate u obliku zamišljenog trougla. Nakon što ste postavili ukrase u obliku prvog trougla, nastavljajte trouglove jedan na drugi, uvek počinjući od jednog već postojećeg ugla i formirajte zamišljene trouglove sve do vrha jelke. 
Step 7.
Showcase your favorite ornaments and add a element of surprise. After putting basic ornaments on the tree, now is the time to showcase your favorites. Trick to make it even more special is to add something unexpected like family photos in a small decorative frames, little lanterns with battery operated candles, toys, diy ornaments etc. 
Korak 7.
Pokažite svoje omiljene ukrase i dodajte element iznenađenja. Nakon postavljanja bazičnih kugli, vreme je da pokažete svoje najlepše ukrase.  Trik da ga učinite još više ličnim i posebnim je da koristite nešto neuobičajeno kao što su fotografije članova porodice u malim ramovina, mali fenjeri sa svećama na baterije, igračke, oranamente koje ste sami napravili itd.
Step 8.
Add picks and sprays. Fill the tree with sparkling picks and sprays, branches with faux ice crystals or snow, flowers, or just use natural branches (they will smell beautiful!) I love to use pinecones too. Paint the tips of pinecones white acrylic paint and sprinkle it with white and silver glitter to make them look snowy and beautiful. 
Korak 8.
Popunite sve praznine veštačkim granama sa kristalima leda ili snega, svetlucavim grančicama, cvetovima ili prirodnim granama koje možete ubrati u dvorištu ili parku a ujedno će i mirisati predivno. Lep detalj koji ja koristim su i šišarke. Obojite ih akrilnom belom bojom po ivicama i pospite belim i srebrnim gliterom kako bi izgledale kao da je po njima pao sneg. 
Step 9.
Finishing touches. Finish the Christmas tree with glass (or acrylic) icicles on the tips of the branches to create the perfect winter wonderland look of your tree. 
Korak 9.
Dovršite kićenje jelke dodavanjem staklenih (ili akrilnih) ledenica na vrhove grana čime ćete dočarati savršen zimski izgled vaše jelke. 
Step 10.
Tree skirt. Last step is to add three skirt to your tree. Be imaginative with this step. Of course, you can use traditional skirts, but also you can put burlap, faux fur or any other fabric for the skirt. Also, you can put your tree in the some kind of container (tin bucket, woven basket, outdoor decorative urn...), or make it more interesting by putting it on something interesting like sleds... 
Korak 10.
Poslednji korak je da stavite suknjicu. Možete koristiti klasičnu kupovnu suknjicu ali možete koristiti i neki drugi materijal po vašem izboru kao što je juta, veštačko krzno ili neka druga dekorativna tkanina. Takođe možete jelku smestiti u neku zanimljivu posudu, kao što je limena kofa, pletena korpa, dekorativna urna ili je učiniti zanimljivijom tako što je nećete staviti na pod već na nešto zanimljivo - sanke na primer. 
Now, turn the lights on, put your feet up, grab a hot drink and enjoy your perfect Christmas tree!!
Ostalo vam je samo da uključite lampice, podignite noge i uz topli napitak uživate u pogledu na vašu savršenu jelku.
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60 коментара:

  1. Aaa opet bozicnii post *----*
    Odlican post,bas lijepo sto si sa nama podjelila savjete za ukrasavanje bora,ja isto tako slicno okicavam bor i obozavam to raditii,jedva cekam i ove godine :D
    Odlicne slike,takoder...i tjt,supeer post <3 nadam se da ce biti jos koji bozicni :D

    beautyshapes3.blogspot.hr

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    1. Hvala draga, podelila sam svoje najbolje savete, nadam se da će ti neki biti od koristi. :) :*
      A što se božićnih postova tiče, naravno da će ih biti još! :*

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  2. Анониман11/16/2015

    Great tips you shared! I think I'll be putting up my tree up very soon! All this talk of Christmas decorations has gotten me pretty excited about my tree this year :-)

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    1. Thanks Silvana! I`m pretty excited myself, can`t wait to start decorating! :)

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  3. Wow, so great tips dear!!! I will use n.6 to arrange my ornaments, thank you so much!!!
    Great photos as always!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. Thanks Roberta! These are some of my best tips and I wanted to share it with you guys. :)

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  4. Such great tips. Thanks for sharing this.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Kris

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  5. I so great this tips dear kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

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  6. Great tips- I'm putting up my tree this week and they'll come in handy. I think I've been following that triangle rule without even knowing it!

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    1. Thanks! I learned this rule few years ago and it really helpful! :)

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  7. Amazing post!!! http://bysinkj.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love how details you wre in how to decorate! Looking forward to implementing them. We decorate the weekend after our US Thanksgiving Day coming u next weekend. Getting excited!!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Hope some of my tips will help!
      Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  9. Kao i uvek divno :-) hvala na savetima. Jedva čekam decembar, Leki je sada već veliki dečko, pa ćemo zajedno da kitimo jelku, a moram da se pohvalim već smo počeli sami da pravimo Novogodišnju dekoraciju :-) pozdrav

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    1. Hvala draga! Jedva čekam da vidim šta ste lepo napravili! Ljubi mi Leona! :*

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  10. Hvala za savete, sigurno ce pomoci. Svidjaju mi se ovi bozicni postovi:)

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  11. Veoma zanimljiv i detaljan post! Jelka izgleda fenomenalno!
    Jasmina Di, x. | The Fashion Spell

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  12. Ooh fluffing the branches is so important! Makes a huge difference. Also arranging the ornaments. It can give a different look to the tree depending on how it is arranged!

    Anna xx
    http://thefashionscents.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. Godinama već ne kitimo jelku, mi matori, ćerke odavno odrasle, nekako nam to nije zanimljivo.
    No, gledajući ovu lepotu, poželeh da ove godine ponovo okitim jelku.
    U svakom slučaju, saveti su sjajni i sigurna sam da će mnogima biti od koristi.

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    1. Moram da to odam jednu tajnu... Ja jelku nikada nisam kitila zbog deteta (ili bar ne samo zbog njega), već najviše zbog sebe. Godinama unazad Nova godina i praznici više nemaju onu svečanu, divnu atmosveru kakavu pamtimo ti i ja, ali kada okitim jelku i čitav stan, sve nekako postane drugačije i vraća uspomene na neka lepša vremena. Zato, obavezno okiti jelku ove godine, upali lampice i uživaj. Kladim se da ćeš se osećati lepše i da će ti ova mračna vremena delovati malo bolje. A iznenadićeš i ćerke kada dođu na ručak! :)

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  14. Stunning, so amazing !!! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog ... so I follow back ok?
    I'm waiting for you ... :-)
    Kisses

    Diana
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  15. Really cool ideas!!!

    http://itzytrendy.blogspot.mx/2015/11/encaje.html

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  16. Totally in love with the se pictures...:-) Would you like to follow each other dear?Let me know on my blog ,so I follow Bach with pleasure.
    Hugs
    Ale
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    1. Thanks so much Ale! Love to follow each other! :)

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    2. Here I am dear,I follow you ;-)
      Keep in touch
      Kisses
      Ale

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    3. Thanks dear! Kisses! :*

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  17. you have a great blog!
    I really like it here :)
    may follow4follow? I like to be in touch
    of great blogs :)
    kisses from Poland !
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    1. Thanks Ayuna! Of course, love to meet new bloggers! :)

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  18. Hi!
    I'm following you!
    I will be glad to make friends with you :)

    My blog
    http://mirandabeautyworld.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Of course Diana, it`s great to have new friends! Hope to see you here soon! :)

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  19. Great post! I loved the inspirations!!
    Xoxo

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  20. Pre dekoracije za praznike valja svratiti kod tebe, znala sam!! :)

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    1. Hehehee...hvala draga, nadam se da će nešto od ovoga biti od koristi. :)

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  21. Que maximo amei as dicas de decoração, bom final de semana.
    Novo Vídeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06avCiMDYGA
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/

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  22. Vec sam ovo komentirala <3 Ugl. novi post kod mene paa...
    Takoder puno bi mi znacilo ako bi se uclanila,ako vec nisi <3
    Ly <3 ---> beautyshapes3.blogspot.hr

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    1. Jesam draga, odavno. Svratiću da vidim post! :* <3

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  23. What a great post! Very helpful!Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch! Just let me know!
    xx
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Love to follow each other! See you soon here! :)

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  24. Hey, lovely blog!
    Wanna follow each other??

    Blog: http://missunderstoodstyle.blogspot.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Understood-Style/1404591476502298?ref=hl

    Waiting for you darling!!

    xxx

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    1. Thanks dear! Of course, you can follow me and I`ll follow right back! :)

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  25. Vesna, what great tips! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-159.html Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks so much Kathryn! Have a beautiful week!! xo

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  26. Great tips! I didn't know the one about the light, I make that random... I would love if you could share it with us at the party I host every Tuesday at http://sweethings.net/two-uses-tuesday-57/
    Hugs,
    Pili

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    1. Thank you Pili, glad you can find something useful on my blog. I would love to share my posts on your blog! Have a lovely week! :)

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  27. Great post with amazing tips. So much inspiration.

    Have a great week,

    Janet

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    1. Thanks so much Janet!
      Have a lovely week!

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  28. Happy that i found this blog.
    I am your New follower. Nice greetings from austria!
    Kuni

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